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  1. Jazz artist, COTA co-founder Rick Chamberlain dies at 63Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Pocono Record

    To many in the world of jazz, including artists like Louie Bellson, Bill Watrous, Bill Arnold and Marko Marcinko, Rick Chamberlain was a legend. He was the architect of many great evenings at the Celebration of the Arts jazz fest in Delaware Water Gap, and Chamberlain - a one-time principal trombonist for the New York City Ballet Orchestra and the Composers Orchestra - proved renown for so many electrifying performances, including those he recorded for the New York Pops and Live from Lincoln Center.

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  2. Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for March 30-April 5, Featuring ...Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

    Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: NAMT Songwriter Spotlight Featuring Adam Gwon , Greg Hildreth , Kate Wetherhead , & More; 54 Sings Chess; Patti LuPone : The Lady with the Torch; After Midnight Reunion Concert; and Broadway Loves Sam Smith Featuring Jeremy Jordan , Ben Platt , and More.

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  3. Jazz artist, COTA co-founder Rick Chamberlain dies at 63Read the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Pocono Record

    To many in the world of jazz, including artists like Louie Bellson, Bill Watrous, Bill Arnold and Marko Marcinko, Rick Chamberlain was a legend. He was the architect of many great evenings at the Celebration of the Arts jazz fest in Delaware Water Gap, and Chamberlain - a one-time principal trombonist for the New York City Ballet Orchestra and the Composers Orchestra - proved renown for so many electrifying performances, including those he recorded for the New York Pops and Live from Lincoln Center.

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  4. VocalEssence and the Singers annnounce 2015-16 seasonsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Star Tribune

    The VocalEssence Ensemble Singers performed at the Schwan Community Center on October 28, 2011 as part of their North Star Tour. VocalEssence will launch its season Oct. 11 at the O'Shaughnessy in St. Paul, with Philip Brunelle leading his chorus and ensemble singers in "Dreams of the Fallen."

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  5. Ballet San Jose Sharp in Season DebutRead the original story

    Feb 24, 2015 | SF Classical Voice

    Fancy Free, whose company premiere Friday highlighted Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley's first repertory series, wouldseem a natural for the troupe. Now a close ally of American Ballet Theatre, its artistic director, stellar ABT alum Jose Manuel Carreno, was known for his macho participation in Jerome Robbins' classic romp about three sailors on shore leave, the bones of which were to lead to the smash musical On the Town , now in Broadway revival, and thence, via Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra, to the movie version and immortality.

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  6. Wynton Marsalis leads high-class bandRead the original story

    Saturday | Buenos Aires Herald

    The time of great bands with a style of their own and charismatic leaders is over: Benny Goodman, Count Basie or Duke Ellington are history. Maintaining groups that number 15 to 18 members is economically unviable under the current situation, so jazzmen now lead trios or quartets.

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  7. BSO Sets Summer 2015 SeasonRead the original story

    Friday Mar 27 | BroadwayWorld.com

    The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra today announced its 2015 summer programs. This summer's concerts will include the annual Star-Spangled Spectacular at Oregon Ridge Park, comedian and singer Seth MacFarlane, Vivaldi's The Four Seasons and Dvo?k's New World Symphony.

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  8. MSM Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra Pays Tribute to the Music of Puerto Rico TonightRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 26 | BroadwayWorld.com

    The multi-Grammy-nominated Manhattan School of Music AFRO-CUBAN JAZZ ORCHESTRA, conducted by Bobby Sanabria, pays tribute to LA ISLA DEL ENCANTO with works by Rafael Hernan dez, Bobby Capo, Juan Tizol , Ricardo Pons, Eddie Palmieri, Ray Santos ' monumental Puerto Rican Suite, and more! Special Guests will include members of Danza Fiesta and noted poet/performer Mariposa Fernndez. The Puerto Rican community in New York City has been transformative.

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  9. 'Singin' In the Rain' premieres in 1952Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | New York Daily News

    Gene Kelly's "Singin' in the Rain," together with the Radio Music Hall's widely famed annual pageant, "Glory of Easter," is tops in town holiday entertainment for the family trade. "Singin' in the Rain" is another mighty fine MGM Technicolor musical comedy produced by Arthur Freed whose "An American in Paris" copped seven Academy awards last week, including Best Picture of 1951.

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  10. Courtney BryanRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | All About Jazz

    Courtney Bryan, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, is a prolific and eclectic composer, pianist, and arranger. Her overall ambition in life is the "creation of uninhibited beauty."

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  11. Leta s be totally Frank: Sinatra doc a swingina affairRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 25 | New York Post

    The Sinatra family circa 1948 ; baby Frank ; and The King of Cool wearing his trademark fedora. For a good part of the 20th century, Frank Sinatra dominated American pop culture, first as an artist and then as an icon of what is now a bygone idea of masculinity.

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  12. Jazz Meets Classical Concert at New Rochelle Public LibraryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | New Rochelle Talk

    The musical ensemble, Soundview, will present a concert entitled "Jazz Meets Classical" on Sunday, April 19, at 3:00 pm, in the Ossie Davis Theater of the New Rochelle Public Library. The concert is made possible by the Lillian Robbins and Rick Englander Memorial Fund.

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  13. Billy Joel to receive Gershwin Prize from Library of CongressRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2014 | The Maryland Gazette

    Billy Joel has called himself a lot of things over the course of his long career; now he can add "the winner" to the list. The Library of Congress on Tuesday announced that Joel will receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, an award meant to honor "living musical artists whose lifetime contributions in the field of popular song exemplify the standard of excellence associated with George and Ira Gershwin," according to a statement from the library.

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  14. Legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus honored with Congressional Gold MedalRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | The Columbus Dispatch

    Jack Nicklaus holds a Congressional Gold Medal that was presented to him during a ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington. WASHINGTON - For years, Jack Nicklaus Jr. has struggled to answer a question he's been asked over and over again: What was it like to have the famed golfer and philanthropist Jack Nicklaus as his father? Today, before a rapt crowd in the Capitol Rotunda that had gathered to honor the legendary athlete with a Congressional Gold Medal, the younger Nicklaus answered by telling the story of the 1986 Masters.

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  15. Dancing With The Stars' Derek Hough on Spring Spectacular, Fun & Being SingleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Broadway

    Five-time Dancing with the Stars winner Derek Hough is a busy man, currently working two jobs on two coasts. He is starring alongside Tony winner Laura Benanti in the Rockettes' New York Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall, while appearing on DWTS ' 20th season in Los Angeles.

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  16. Encores! Lady, Be Good With Tommy Tune Will Also Be RecordedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Playbill

    In addition to the recently announced planned recording of the City Center Encores! production of Paint Your Wagon , the Encores! mounting of George and Ira Gershwin 's Lady, Be Good , which played the famed Manhattan venue Feb. 4-8, will also be preserved. The cast of the limited engagement will head into the recording studio in May, according to a City Center spokesperson.

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  17. Chris Potter Underground Orchestra: Imaginary CitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | All About Jazz

    ... during the conceptual phase. Potter was writing for the component parts-instruments and individuals alike-of his big-band ensemble, The Underground Orchestra. Eleven musicians in total. Each of those musicians had to occupy a place among the group ...

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  18. Parisians Sing The Praises Of 'Singin in the Rain'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 22 | KABC-AM Los Angeles

    In the latest production, British dancer Dan Burton, who plays the lead role of Don Lockwood, moves seamlessly, with a booming, mellifluous voice to match. Burton says he's thrilled to dance and sing the role made famous by Gene Kelly, and not just because Kelly is one of his idols.

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  19. Singin' in the Rain New Zealand, Asia's Richard Blacksell Talks How To Create Rain On StageRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 22 | BroadwayWorld.com

    Richard Black sell , the show's technical director, recently guested on Radio New Zealand National to mainly talk about how SINGIN' IN THE RAIN creates rain on stage. Essentially, we have two large tanks of water in the wings, which we heat close to an acceptable level.

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  20. N.J. native Brandon Uranowitz hits Broadway in 'An American in Paris'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 22 | NJ.com

    Where: Palace Theatre, 1564 Broadway, New York When: In previews, opens April 13. Show times vary. How much: $57-$147, call 250-2929 or visit ticketmaster.com More than 60 years have passed since Gene Kelly tap-danced his way around flower stalls and city streets alongside Leslie Caron in the film "An American in Paris."

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